The Kool-Aid Man Gets a 'Normal' Makeover, and a Facebook Presence

New campaign launches brand's new 'Liquid' mix

Published On
Apr 16, 2013

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We've rarely been able to see into the private life of Kool-Aid spokesperson the Kool-Aid Man, but Saatchi & Saatchi N.Y. lifts the veil on his inner self in a new campaign that shows how the sweet jug is "completely normal" and gives a damn about what other people think of him.

The new campaign, which features spots directed by Anonymous Content's Brian Billow, marks a significant makeover for the spokespitcher, who first appeared in an ad in 1954. The new, more colorful Kool-Aid Man is created via CGI, has a more sophisticated voice and developed personality -- including, of course, a Facebook page.

The brand is also launching Kool-Aid liquid, a drink mix that can be added to water to create a Kool-Aid flavor. And in June, it will debut a new "Photobomb" mobile app that will let you add the pitcher to your own photos.

Credits

Date
Apr 16, 2013
Brand:
Kool-Aid
Client:
Kool-Aid
Agency:
Saatchi & Saatchi-New York
Chief Creative Officer:
Con Williamson
Art Director:
Alex Lea
Art Direction:
Craig Duffney
Copywriter:
Justin Ebert
Copywriter:
Allon Tatarka
Executive Producer:
Sheldon J. Levy
Music Producer:
Ryan Fitch
Production Company:
Anonymous Content
Executive Producer:
Eric Stern
Producer:
Bettina Schneider
Director:
Brian Billow
Director, Photography:
Eigil Byrld
Editorial:
Cut + Run
Post Production:
MassMarket
Telecine:
Nice Shoes
Audio Production:
SOUND Lounge

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